Can I already say that Noah is suffering from second baby syndrome? The poor kid turned one month last week and I completely forgot about it!
Well, not completely, I did remember to go to his doctor's appointment so I guess that Mommy Brain works every once in a while.
To say that this month has been rough would be an understatement. It has been such an adjustment going from one to two. And it still feels so weird to be a family of four rather than a family of three.
Even though it has been rough, that isn't to say that it hasn't been good. Noah has already grown so much in just four weeks. He is spending more time awake (although it's in the middle of the night) and is more aware of the world around him.
We went on our first family outing when he was two weeks old and he did great. So great in fact, that we take up any opportunity to take him out. We are still keeping with our tradition of breakfast out on Saturdays and he has been a trooper.
He is definitely strong and stubborn, I don't know who he takes after. He kicks his little legs and can wiggle his way around his crib. He is also cooing up a storm which can at times make up for the sleepless nights. He is waking up once at night to eat, but the problem is that once he is up, he's up. It can take nearly 2-3 hours to get him back down.
Luckily this past month I've had a ton of help. Noah was completely spoiled by spending Christmas with his Aunt and Uncle from Romania and his Nana from Arizona. What a blessing to have been able to bring him home just in time for Christmas.
Age - 1 month 1 week
Weight - 3.4 KG's, 7 1/2 lbs ( a 1 1/2 pound weight gain)
Height - 52 cm or 20 1/2 inches (a 2 inch gain)
Eating - I am breastfeeding exclusively which is a HUGE change from Nathan who had to be bottle fed with expressed milk. In a way it is so much harder because obviously I am the one that has to feed him. There have been days when I want to just quit and for the moment I am very aware that every day is another day longer that I've breastfed him. I am hoping that this gets easier for both of us.
Sleeping - It has gotten much better! He is only waking up about once at night and averaging a feeding about ever four hours. It makes such a difference on my sanity to get four straight hours of sleep.
I am looking forward to seeing how he grows up this next month. I know that his big brother is anxious to play with him.